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Old 09-03-2014, 06:17 PM   #1
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heat protection on floor

My floor and tunnel get hella warm... What do you guys and gals recommend?

heat wrap the manifold? Lining the floor? With what?

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Old 09-03-2014, 06:20 PM   #2
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The main source of heat under the floor close to the tunnel is the catalytic converter which gets really (!) hot during normal operation. Is its heat shield still in place? Have you removed your carpeting?

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Old 09-03-2014, 06:34 PM   #3
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as far as I know everything is still there.. Of course having a metal tufty console doesn't help...
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Check for the heat shield still being tack-welded above the catalytic converter. Between the heat shield and my carpeting that I stopped removing due to the heat issue, my interior doesn't get hot.
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Old 09-03-2014, 06:52 PM   #5
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will do!
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Old 09-03-2014, 07:18 PM   #6
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Yep! Carpet and heat shield are still there.. Now what?
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Old 09-03-2014, 07:58 PM   #7
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Check your lower shift boot and see if its still intact. That was my problem
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Old 09-03-2014, 08:15 PM   #8
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ok... do I do that from above? Take the console out?
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Old 09-03-2014, 11:38 PM   #9
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ok, checked it out, sure enough inner boot is torn pretty good. Now where to get another one besides the stealership
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Old 09-05-2014, 04:50 AM   #10
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Had same problem. Couldn't find one, so made one out of old pair of son's jeans.
Plasti-dipped the underside for water protection. Been holding up for little over a year now.

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Old 09-05-2014, 10:37 PM   #11
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I usually have the vent directed on the floor in warm weather to try to dispel the warmth radiating up from below. Carpeting and heat shield are intact. Just kind of the nature of the beast. It;]'s not extreme, but it is noticeable. I suppose it could be nice in the cold weather although I suspect the frigid outside air will just carry it away from affecting the floor pan.
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Old 09-06-2014, 08:20 AM   #12
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My PO put in Weather Tech floor mats. I ran without them just once. Since I drive barefoot, I noticed the difference immediately. HOT, HOT, HOT without the beefy WT floor mats, even with the carpet.

I don't think I could stand it even in sandals, bedlined without the carpet. YMMV, and invariably will...
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You could get some Dynamat or Hushmat pieces and stick them on the underside of the carpet in the hot spots, to give a bit more insulation.

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